Surrell, here is what I remember about deer hunting. I turned 63 last week and killed my last deer at the ripe old age of 28. So please be very careful with this information. I killed my first deer when I was 13 years old and he was in high gear chased by a pack of Walker hounds. Rifle hunting was unheard of at that time but did begin to show up five or six years later. My dad bought me an old Army surplus 30-06 with iron sights about my 18th birthday. That next Christmas my granddaddy took me to Mr. Selby’s hardware store here in Linden where they had a cardboard lean back on the counter with three 3 X 9 Tasco scopes attached. He made my Christmas with his $39 purchase. A few years later dad bought me a .222 Remington(the action on the .223 that I shoot today)and a Redfield scope(hog heaven) About the time that I quit hunting, some fellow came to town with a Leopold and claimed that he could shoot 15 minutes later than the Redfield. I thought that was impossible so I quit hunting and all of my friends headed to Walter Craig’s in Selma, Al. to buy a Leopold. I suggest that you find a crosshair that you can see late in the afternoon at a price that you can afford and go for it. WWE
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